Game Mode coming to Windows 10 in the Creators Update
Windows 10 will allocate resources to prioritize Gaming
Microsoft will introduce a new feature for Windows 10 called ‘Game Mode’, according to @WalkingCat. Spotted in the leaked build of Windows 10 14997, the feature has not been enabled yet, but the final version of Windows 10 Creators Update will allow users to switch to a special mode that allocates resources to the game for a better experience.
.@h0x0d looks like Windows will adjust its resource allocation logic (for CPU/Gfx etc.) to prioritize the "Game" when running in "Game Mode"
— WalkingCat (@h0x0d) December 28, 2016
Such a built-in Game mode already works in the gaming console Xbox, allocating resources to the game automatically. When the user starts a game, Xbox minimizes resources used by other apps and features, to ensure the best possible gaming experience.
How exactly the Game Mode in Windows 10 would work is yet unclear, and we don’t know if Windows will adjust its resources allocation logic for all games, or only for those available from the Store.
Game Mode as a Windows 10 feature will debut for Insiders soon, while the official Creators Update is scheduled for early Spring.